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The World’s Deadliest Arms Race
Taliban videos of roadside bomb attacks on coalition vehicles in Afghanistan broadcast on an Al Qaeda network, these videos display images of a ground troops worst fear coming true, being hit by an IED or improvised explosive. The problem with these devices are the fact that they are difficult to detect and the simpler the device the harder detection becomes. 60% of all casualties come from IED's alone. This documentary examines the effects these explosive devices are having on the troops situated in...
Posted in: News & Politics, War
Secret Pakistan: Double Cross
This 2 part documentary by the BBC examines the claims that Pakistan deceived the United States for a decade, since 9/11 in the fight against the Taliban and Al Qaeda. As told by senior intelligent officials, diplomats and Taliban members, ‘Secret Pakistan’ investigates how and why Pakistan and the ISI (Pakistan’s Intelligent Services) supported the Taliban even though publicly, Pakistan was considered one of America’s most important allies. Part 1 of the documentary titled ‘Double Cross’ starts...
Posted in: 911, News & Politics, War
The Secret War On Terror
For ten years western intelligence has fought a secret war against Al Qaeda, the most deadly and sophisticated terrorist organization the world has ever faced. In the decades since 9/11 the west has employed unprecedented and controversial methods, drone attacks, secret prisons and torture. Peter Taylor the filmmaker has reported on terrorist conflicts for almost forty years and in his words, never has the west felt more threatened and never has the west hit back with such force. In this documentary he...
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Colombia: Caught in Crossfire
Romeo Langlois an international reporter travelled to Colombia to accompany and document soldiers on a routine anti-narcotics operation when the patrol happened to encounter a group of armed FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) rebels. This is the story of the whole ordeal and how the Colombian soldiers set up a defense perimeter which ultimately saved the journalists...
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World War II Snipers
By the end of the second world war the place of the sniper in modern warfare had been firmly established. Sniper fire produced more fear and confusion amongst soldiers on the ground than any other type of fire, such fear was well founded. The snipers rifle could kill more men, more selectively with less ammunition and less risk of detection than any other weapon and yet the importance of sniping was not generally recognized at the start of the war. In 1939 the use of snipers was not a new idea, as far back as the...
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WWII From Space
It is December 7th 1941 and WWII is entering its 27th month. Japanese troops storm Shanghai, German armies stand at the gates of Moscow causing 6 and a half million casualties, and Nazi Germany has mainland Europe in it’s grip with Britain hanging on by a thread. America is still at peace. All of a sudden that peace is shattered when unprovoked Japanese war planes descend on Pearl Harbour bringing WWII to America. In this stunning documentary we get to view the greatest battle of all time in a way we’ve never...
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Never-Ending War in Afghanistan
The war in Afghanistan has been waging since 2001. John Ware takes a look at the last decade of fighting and asks some important questions as to when the conflict may end. The war follows the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, upon the twin towers by the al-Qaeda. NATO made an intervention into the Afghan political struggle attempting to take away power from the Taliban government. At the time Taliban controlled 90% of Afghanistan. When the Taliban government refused to have Osama bin Laden leave the...
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Bunkers: Doomsday Apocalypse Shelter
Throughout the world are scattered secure bunkers that, for in the event of a nuclear strike or other apocalyptic event, people could hide in. Made of steel and other strong materials these doomsday bunkers are specifically designed for survival in event of emergency. Some are placed right in plain view of the public but without people knowing the true purpose. Others are built beneath ground. Though efforts have been made to keep them secret, bunkers have been exposed over the years. Some are still hidden and...
Posted in: Educational, History, War
The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars
Beneath the Somme battlefield lies one of the great secrets of the First World War, a recently-discovered network of deep tunnels thought to extend over several kilometres. This lost underground battlefield, centred on the small French village of La Boisselle in Picardy, was constructed largely by British troops between 1914 and 1916. Over 120 men died here in ongoing attempts to undermine the nearby German lines and these galleries still serve as a tomb for many of those men. This documentary follows historian...